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Mina Rees Library November events

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Open Access Publishing and Repositories

November 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This workshop will introduce the idea of Open Access Publishing and Institutional Repositories. We will talk about how you can use these tools to both publish and publicize your own research, and also how you can use them to find work that other scholars have made available. Click here to sign up! The Zoom link will be emailed to you.


Chat with the Chief Librarian– November 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Interim Chief Librarian Emily Drabinski for a discussion and to hear updates about the Mina Rees Library during this remote environment. We’d love to hear from you! Bring your ideas and questions. Click here to sign up! The Zoom link will be emailed to you. 


Authors’ Rights: What to Know Before You Submit to a Journal, or Sign Its Contract – November 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

When you publish a journal article, you sign a copyright agreement. Do you know what you’re agreeing to when you sign it?

Different journals have different policies: Some journals require you to relinquish your copyright. (You then have to ask permission or even pay to share your article with students and colleagues!) How can you negotiate your contract to make the most of your rights as a scholar, researcher, and author? Come learn how to preserve your rights to reproduce, distribute, and display the work you create. Click here to sign up! The Zoom link will be emailed to you.


Data Management Plans – November 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

In this workshop we will cover: What is research data? Why share your data? How to write a data management plan for your grant proposal or paper. Data management plans are required in most grant applications these days. We’ll provide a DMP checklist and a good sample to learn from. Please register in advance for this workshop.


Putting the Public Back in Publication: Reaching Many Audiences Through Open Access

November 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sometimes you write for other scholars, and sometimes you write for the broader public. But is there really such a stark distinction between audiences? When the public can access your scholarly works as well, you can reach readers you never imagined. Furthermore, your research can be discussed, cited, linked to, and built on in ways you never expected. We will discuss the many reasons to make your scholarly works open access, and cover best practices for ensuring long-term access for all.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot by booking in the RSVP section on this page . Zoom details will be sent closer to the event. Co-sponsored by PublicsLab and the Mina Rees Library.

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